In Florida our population growth is very high, with growth comes development of land and that means the wildlife gets driven into residential areas, or their resources (food, shelter) gets depleted and the animals die out. What you may not know is endangered species are not just wild animals. There are also fish, plants and water critters, like crustaceans and coral.
Here are some of the more known endangered species:
- American Alligator.
- American Crocodile.
- Sea Turtles.
- Florida Panther.
If you see these animals healthy or injured please report it to Florida Fish and Wildlife. They keep track of sightings to maintain records of growth or depletion.